Wednesday, September 12, 2012

VA State Bird

anopheles quadrimaculatus
The state bird of Virginia is the mosquito.  
Please note the shadow being cast by this particular bird bug on the bathroom wall. 
 I learned that this species of mosquito is known as a vector for human malaria. 
Luckily, malaria was eradicated from the US back in the 1950's.  
Unfortunately, it wasn't because they got rid of the birds bugs that transmit the disease.